A+ for the Bham Suburb School Systems (but what about the city?)

A+ Birmingham Suburbs

Even schools get report cards. You can find your school and it’s district information on the Alabama Accountability System’s website. This year the Birmingham suburbs had pretty impressive marks. Not so much for the Birmingham City Schools.

Even though a significant amount of statistics has been compiled for each school district, the official letter grades have yet to be assigned. The Alabama State Board of Education is awaiting a few more indicators to finalize the letter grades. So far, the grades will be based on these 4 achievements: learning gains, student achievement; graduation rate, and local indicator.

Learning Gains is determined based on students demonstrating improvement throughout the years in both math and reading. Student Achievement is based on the percent of students that are proficient in both math and reading. The Graduation Rate is solely the percentage of students that have graduated within 4 or 5 years after entering the 9th grade. The Local Indicator is defined as an indicator tied to student outcomes.

Based on the info currently available, it is easy to see an impressive grade for all of the Birmingham suburbs. But a not so great one for the Birmingham City Schools. Here are the statistics below.

Homewood City Schools

  • Learning Gains – 100%
  • Student Achievement – 88.25%
  • Graduation Rate – 95%
  • Local Indicator – 100%

Hoover City Schools

  • Learning Gains – 100%
  • Student Achievement – 81.29%
  • Graduation Rate – 94%
  • Local Indicator – 100%

Mountain Brook City Schools

  • Learning Gains – 100%
  • Student Achievement – 99.28%
  • Graduation Rate – 98%
  • Local Indicator – 100%

Vestavia Hills City Schools

  • Learning Gains – 100%
  • Student Achievement – 94.63%
  • Graduation Rate – 97%
  • Local Indicator – 75%

Birmingham City Schools

  • Learning Gains – 76.42%
  • Student Achievement – 36.40%
  • Graduation Rate – 80%
  • Local Indicator – 100%

In December 2017, you’ll get the final letter grade for each school and district. These report cards are going to create awareness among school administration as well as the community. The goal is to help further achievement and growth amongst students.

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